THE NEW NORMAL, GLEE, and More Among GLAAD Media Award Nominees

THE NEW NORMAL, GLEE, and More Among GLAAD Media Award Nominees

GLAAD announced the nominees for the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards. The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Community and the issues that affect their lives.

Among the nominees for film are 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower,' Starring actors Ezra Miller, Logan Lerman and Emma Watson. On TV, the nominees include The New Normal, Starring Andrew Rannells and returning nominees Glee, Modern Family and Happy Endings. In the world of music, In the music world, Frank Ocean is nominated alongside Gossip, Scissor Sisters, Rufus Wainwright, and Adam Lambert.

"Images and stories from the LGBT Community continue to push support for equality to historic levels," said GLAAD President Herndon Graddick. "This year's nominees enlighten and entertain, but also reflect a new American landscape where a growing majority accept and value their LGBT family, colleagues and friends. Now more than ever, viewers not only accept gay and transgender characters and plot lines, they expect them - just as they both accept and expect LGBT people to be a valuable part of their everyday lives."

The GLAAD Media Awards will be held in three locations: March 16 in New York, April 20 in Los Angeles, and May 11 in San Francisco. The 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards are presented by Ketel One Vodka and Wells Fargo.

The partial list of nominees are as follows:

OUTSTANDING FILM - WIDE RELEASE

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Cloud Atlas (Warner Bros. Pictures)
ParaNorman (Focus Features)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Summit Entertainment)
Your Sister's Sister (IFC Films)

OUTSTANDING MUSIC ARTIST
Gossip, A Joyful Noise (Columbia Records)
Adam Lambert, Trespassing (19 Recordings, RCA Records)
Frank Ocean, Channel Orange (Def Jam)
Scissor Sisters, Magic Hour (Casablanca Records)
Rufus Wainwright, Out of The Game (Decca/Polydor)

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
Degrassi (TeenNick)
Grey's Anatomy (ABC)
The L.A. Complex (The CW)
Smash (NBC)
True Blood (HBO)

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
Glee (Fox)
Go On (NBC)
Happy Endings (ABC)
Modern Family (ABC)
The New Normal (NBC)

OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL EPISODE (in a series without a regular LGBT character)
"Don't Ask, Don't Tell Me What to Do" Raising Hope (Fox)
"Family Matters" Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime)
"L'Affaire Du Coeur" Franklin & Bash (TNT)
"Lost and Found" Touch (Fox)
"Ruby Slippers" The Mentalist (CBS)

OUTSTANDING TV MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES
American Horror Story: Asylum (FX)
Hit and Miss (DirecTV)
Political Animals (USA)

OUTSTANDING TALK SHOW EPISODE
"At Home with Neil Patrick Harris, His Fiancé David Burtka, & Their Twins" Oprah's Next Chapter (OWN)
"Autoshop Restores Bullied Gay Student's Car for Free" The Ellen DeGeneres Show (syndicated)
"Bishop Gene Robinson" The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
"The Husband Who is Now a Woman and the Daughter Who is Now a Son" The Jeff Probst Show
"Marriage Equality" The Suze Orman Show (CNBC)

OUTSTANDING MAGAZINE ARTICLE
"The First Gay President" by Andrew Sullivan (Newsweek)
"The Marriage Plot: Inside This Year's Epic Campaign for Gay Equality" by Molly Ball (The Atlantic)
"Netherland" by Rachel Aviv (The New Yorker)
"School of Hate" by Sabrina Rubin Erdely (Rolling Stone)
"The Transgender Athlete" by Pablo S. Torre and David Epstein (Sports Illustrated)

OUTSTANDING COMIC BOOK
Astonishing X-Men by Marjorie Liu (Marvel)
Batwoman by W. Haden Blackman, J.H. Williams III (DC Comics)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer by Andrew Chambliss, Scott Allie,Jane Espenson, Drew Z. Greenberg (Dark Horse)
Earth 2 by James Robinson (DC Comics)
Kevin Keller by Dan Parent (Archie Comics)

OUTSTANDING LOS ANGELES THEATER
Edith Can Shoot Shoot Things and Hit Them by A. Rey Pamatmat
Pieces by Chris Phillips
Silent by Pat Kinevane
The Children by Michael Elyanow
The Irish Curse by Martin Casella

OUTSTANDING NEW YORK THEATER- BWAY & OFF BWAY
Bring It On: The Musical book by Jeff Whitty, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tom Kitt and Amanda Green
Cock by Mike Bartlett
The Columnist by David Auburn
The Whale by Samuel D. Hunter
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang

OUTSTANDING NEW YORK THEATER- OF OFF BWAY
A Map of Virtue by Erin Courtney
Baby Daddy by Alec Mapa
From White Plains written by Michael Perlman in collaboration with Fault Line Theatre
Sontag: Reborn adapted by Moe Angelos, based on the book by Susan Sontag
Tail! Spin! created by Mario Correa

For the full list of nominees, visit the GLAAD media awards site!

Photo courtesy of NBC